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Death toll in South Korea's ferry crash passes 150

April 23, 2014, 8:37 UTC+3 SEOUL

The search and rescue operation continues, and rescuers mainly concentrate their efforts on the 3rd and 4th levels of the ferry

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SEOUL, April 23. /ITAR-TASS/. The death toll of the South Korea’s ferry crash has risen to 150 people, as the search and rescue team had recovered more bodies overnight, the coastal guard reported on Wednesday.

The underwater robots have been employed in the operation for two days, and rescuers mainly concentrate their efforts on the 3rd and 4th levels of the ferry.


Russian citizen dead in ferry crash

A 16-year-old Russian citizen who died in the sinking of South Korean ferry Sewol will be buried on Wednesday in the South Korean city of Ansan where he studied and where his family lives, the consular department of the Russian embassy told ITAR-TASS.

The young man was in a large group of senior students from the Danwon high school of the city of Ansan who went by ferry from the port Inchon to the resort island of Jeju last Wednesday.

Along with the Russian teenager, divers lifted two dead Chinese nationals from the hull of the sunken ferry on Monday. According to reports of the Chinese embassy in Seoul, other two Chinese citizens reported missing were on board the ferry.

Two Philippine female citizens were saved from the wrecked ferry.

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